Books

Pushcart calls itself the “best of the small presses,” but its mission is large, and the big, meaningful questions humanity must ask can be found inside.
BookEnds — a workshop established by Susan Scarf Merrell and Meg Wolitzer of Stony Brook Southampton’s M.F.A. program in creative writing.

“Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel” is the monumental result of Francine Klagsbrun's decade-long effort to understand the woman who became prime minister.

Nathan Sanford of Bridgehampton had a significant yet undervalued early influence on issues like universal suffrage, voter apathy, and political patronage.
“Don’t Save Anything” contains a number of James Salter pieces that are indispensable, many of them rescued from boxes stored in places reachable only with a ladder.

A new poem by Philip Schultz in memory of Robert Long

“Deadly Cure” by Lawrence Goldstone, a medical detective story set in Brooklyn in 1899, could have been written about the current opioid crisis.

The origin story of Lou Reed, from Long Island wiseass to victim of electroshock therapy to tutelage under the poet Delmore Schwartz.

Some nonfiction gems in an off year for fiction, when current events overshadow everything.

By Bruce Buschel
Joe Hagan presents Jann Wenner, co-founder of Rolling Stone and master chronicler of his fellow baby boomers, as a brilliant, hugely ambitious, and deeply insecure man riven by contradictory impulses.

Boy, do we miss Kurt Vonnegut, that shambling, head down, creased-face man in the beat-up raincoat who loved the world, and was broken by the foolish people who were trampling it underfoot.

A brilliant chemist, a president of Harvard, a leader of the Manhattan Project, and a top Cold War diplomat. Meet James B. Conant.